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05 August 2011

Most teens are smoking less

Compared with high school smokers two decades ago, today's teen smokers are more likely to smoke only occasionally, or smoke fewer cigarettes each day, according to a new study.

Compared with high school smokers two decades ago, today's teen smokers are more likely to smoke only occasionally, or smoke fewer cigarettes each day, according to a new study.

In the study, which is published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers analysed data from students in grades nine through 12 who participated in national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys, which included about 11,000 to 16,410 public and private high school students. The surveys included questions about smoking habits.

 
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